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Sliced brisket on a white platter with a side of carrots.
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Slow Cooker Brisket

This savory Slow Cooker Brisket is covered in a dry rub that amplifies the flavor. Juicy and fall-apart tender, this easy beef brisket slow cooker recipe is a crowd favorite!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 362kcal
Author: Amanda Mason


  • 2 lb Beef Brisket, trimmed
  • 1 ¾ tsp salt, divided
  • ¾ tsp black pepper, divided
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground mustard
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground clove
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 3 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 medium onions, cut into wedges
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 head cabbage
  • 1 lb baby carrots
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, melted


Smoked Brisket Rub Instructions

  • Combine 1 ½ teaspoons salt, ½ teaspoons pepper, 2 Tablespoons brown sugar, 2 teaspoons ground mustard, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, ½ teaspoon ground ginger and ¼ teaspoon ground cloves in a small bowl. Rub mixture over all sides of brisket. Once rub has been spread, place the brisket in the slow cooker.
  • Rub mixture over all sides of brisket. Once rub has been spread, place the brisket in the slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Brisket Instructions

  • Add the beef stock, 3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar, 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, 2 medium onions, 4 garlic cloves, and 2 bay leaves to the slow cooker.
  • Arrange cabbage halves over top of the brisket. Cook on low for 8 hours or until beef is very tender. Once the beef is done, transfer beef to a cutting board, discarding bay leaves.

Steamed Carrots

  • In a separate pan, add the unsalted butter. Add the chopped carrots and steam with the remaining salt and pepper until tender.
  • Serve the brisket with the cooked onions, cabbage, carrots, pouring the au jus on top.


Serving: 4ounces | Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 987mg | Potassium: 1087mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 10632IU | Vitamin C: 61mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 5mg